Parents' Guide to

Haute Dog

By Mandie Caroll, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Dog grooming competition is fun, pun-filled comfort-viewing.

TV Max Reality TV 2020
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While Emmy-winning TV this is not, this series has several things going for it that make it a worthwhile pick, especially for dog-lovers. The set for Haute Dog has a wonderfully nostalgic late-'70s/early-'80s design covered in framed portraits of dogs and golden canine statues. The judges dress to each episode's theme, with outfits as interesting as the set. The dog puns and jokes are endless and sometimes quite laugh-worthy. Host Matt Rogers and judges Rona and Thede have great chemistry. Dogs get glamour shots made all the more dramatic and humorous with a wind machine. Perhaps the most surprising and lovely aspect of this series is the respect it shows for the contestants who are incredibly passionate about what they do -- their artistry is showcased without condescension or mocking. Plus, there are so many adorable dogs. The puns can wear thin and comedian Robin Thede's contributions don't seem all that helpful, but on the whole, this series is binge-worthy fun for the whole family.

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